Trista picks Ryan, rejects Charlie.

Trista picks Ryan, rejects Charlie.
Ignoring the conventional wisdom and alleged spoilers, Trista Rehn rejected Charlie, selecting Ryan instead on the finale of The Bachelorette. “I don’t think he was in love,” she said of Charlie, who was stunned. In her best, highest-pitched baby-talk voice, she said, “I see white dress, and I see it with you….My walls have finally crumbled, and I can tell you without reservation that I am in love with you.” Then, bucking the show’s woman-in-charge theme, budding poet laureate Ryan got down on his knee and proposed. She accepted. The world rejoiced.

+ plus: Aaron dumped Helene at a Starbucks after just five weeks, wasn’t “emotionally invested”; their follow-up show airs tonight.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.